Submission guidelines

What do I do to submit an article in the GGSQ for possible publication?

Editorial Policy

The Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly seeks to advance Georgia genealogical scholarship. We are looking for well researched and documented case studies and methodological articles. While family histories that are mostly vital statistics are not of general interest, submissions about a family that needed special methods to determine the relationships or a correction to a previously published family history are welcome.

The Georgia Genealogical Society encourages members to submit Bible, church, and cemetery records for publication in the Quarterly. We are also interested in transcriptions, abstracts, and indexes of original records of general interest to Georgia researchers.

Articles may be edited to conform to the house style and needs. This includes conformance to standards of genealogical scholarship, with reference to the current editions of The Chicago Manual of Style, The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual, and Elizabeth Shown Mills, Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian. Compiled genealogies should follow the NGS Quarterly numbering system explained in Curran, Crane, and Wray, Numbering Your Genealogy: Basic Systems, Complex Families, and International Kin.

Since our staff is limited, we are not able to check the accuracy of copy submitted to us and cannot accept responsibility for errors.

Guidelines for Submitting Copy

The preferred method of submission is an electronic file, RTF (Rich Text Format) or MSWord file. If a hardcopy is submitted, it should be on letter-sized paper, double-spaced, and with pages numbered.

Please format articles as little as possible since the final format will need to match the Quarterly style and page size. Enhancements such as tables, charts, maps, figures or pictures should be sent as separate files.

Bible records and the title page showing the date of publication of the Bible should be photocopied or scanned at 300 dpi grayscale and saved as a TIF file. The family data should be transcribed on paper or electronic file, exactly as it appears in the Bible. Also, include a notarized statement giving name and complete address of the present owner and attesting that these are true and accurate copies from the [name of first owner] family Bible.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Quarterly editor at ggsq [at] gagensociety.org. The editor will correspond with anyone seeking guidance on material acceptable for publication.